Special Message from the Pastor
My Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Subject: No More Dispensation from Attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation
With great Joy I welcome you back to the Church and inform you that Bishop Jaime Soto has lifted the dispensation from attending the Sunday Mass ‘in-person’ from June 19, 2021. Read Bishop Soto’s letter on the Diocese website https://www.scd.org/coronavirus/bishop. From the 19th of this month you are obligated to attend Sunday Mass unless you are sick or your health is seriously compromised because of a health situation.
The Church will be returning to full capacity services from the weekend of June 19/20. There will be no more open-air Masses in the school yard. I am excited that we can all come and worship together again! I hope you too are excited to gather together as the family of God in this our heavenward journey. Upon return, no one will be asked if they are vaccinated or not, however you are encouraged to wear the mask in the Church. As Bishop mentioned, it is an act of charity, to keep everyone safe by wearing masks. Let us make this our family obligation.
May the Lord protect and lead us on,
Fr. Mathew Rappu